RESULTS: In The Pursuit Of Knowledge: Asian Art Reference Books Including Selections From The C.T. Loo Library

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New York

In The Pursuit Of Knowledge:

Asian Art Reference Books Including Selections From The C.T. Loo Library

 New York – 13 September 2012

Sale no: 2763 – Top Ten

[Sold figures include buyer’s premium. For full details see christies.com.]

 

Sold:

$1,290,825

£800,312

€993,935

Lots Sold: 129

Lots Offered: 129

Sold by Lot: 100%

Sold by $: 100%

Exchange Rate: £0.62= $1 /  €0.77= $1

 

Lot

Description

 

Estimate ($)

 

Purchase Price

Buyer

810

Mizuno, Seiichi, and Toshio Nagahiro. Yun-Kang The Buddhist Cave-Temples of the Fifth Century A.D. in North China. Kyoto: Jimbunkagaku Kenkyusho Kyoto University, 1951-1956.

5,000 - 7,000

$74,500

£46,190

€57,365

Asian Private

921

Great Paintings of the Sung Dynasty. Tokyo: Gakken, 1975.

800 - 1,000

$74,500

£46,190

€57,365

Asian Trade

841

Umehara Sueji. Shina Kodo Seika, or Selected Relics of Ancient Chinese Bronzes from Collections in Europe and America. Osaka: Yamanaka & Company, 1933.

10,000 - 15,000

$68,500

£42,470

€52,745

US Private

840

Umehara Sueji. Nihon Shucho Shina Kodo Seika; Selected Relics of Ancient Chinese Bronzes from Collections in Japan. Osaka: Yamanaka & Company, 1959-1964.

10,000 - 15,000

$63,700

£39,494

€49,049

Asian Trade

807

Anesaki, M. Buddhist Art In Its Relation to Buddhist Ideals. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1915.

300 - 500

$56,250

£34,875

€43,313

Asian Private

851

Shina nanga taisei. Ed. Kawai, Senro. Tokyo: Kobunsha, 1935-1936. Chinese.

1,000 - 1,500

$56,250

£34,875

€43,313

Asian Trade

923

An Exhibition of Chinese Archaic Jades C.T. Loo, Inc. New York: The Gallery Press for Norton Gallery of Art, 1950.

1,000 - 1,500

$56,250

£34,875

€43,313

Asian Private

885

Porcelain of the National Palace Museum Compiled by the Joint Board of Directors of the National Palace Museum and the National Centrua Museum, Taichun, Taiwan, Republic of China. Hong Kong: Cafa Company Limited, 1961-1963, 1966-1969.

12,000 - 15,000

$50,000

£31,000

€38,500

Asian Private

929

Illustrated Catalog of the Exceedingly Important Collection of the Imperial Jades and Other Beautiful Objectsof the Late Captain J.F. Peel. New York: N.p., 1912.

4,000 - 6,000

$42,500

£26,350

€32,725

Asian Trade

808

Sirén, Osvald. Chinese Sculpture from the Fifth to the Fourteenth Century. London: Ernest Benn, Limited, 1925.

2,000 - 3,000

$40,000

£24,800

€30,800

Asian Private

           

 

Michael Bass and Noah Kupferman, Co-Heads of Department, Chinese Works of Art, New York, said “Clients fully recognized and seized the opportunity to acquire this rare collection of important reference books, especially selections from the C.T. Loo library.  The achievement of the 100% sold sale emphasized both the emergence of this as a collecting field and the thirst for knowledge and connoisseurship in all aspects of Asian art.”

Press Contact

Sung-Hee Park, 212 636 2680 spark@christies.com

Date and Location of Next Sale

London, 6 November 2012

 

 

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